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Entirely separate from my stance on my pirating, I really do hope that there is a precedent set that limits the liability of each individual person. It just seems that the amount (up to $3000) having to be paid by individuals seems to be... too much; not representative of the actual damages.

Guess only time will tell though.

*thinking about signing up for netflix lol; and no I haven't gotten into any trouble -- just like to avoid trouble*
    
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post #152 of 194
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The whole point of the article was that The Hurt Locker, which is a great movie, ONLY grossed £17mil because it was pirated so badly.
Regardless of if anyone believes that the movie was good or not, its a incorrect to assume that piracy hurt the sales of the movie more than a few percentage points out of their total. It's also incorrect to believe anything that the MPAA and RIAA spits out (http://idobi.com/news/2011/03/judge-...-claim-absurd/) I am in no way saying that we should all go out an pirate everything we can, because obviously that is illegally obtaining something that is not yours, and the creators of such should get money for it, *BUT* at the same time to go across the board charging obscene amounts of money on individuals that may or may not have purchased the movie to begin with (If a someone pirating the film has no intention to buy it regardless of if he enjoyed it or not, and would not have seen it if he did not pirate it means that him pirating it has no affect on money earned by the company of said pirated material) is absurd, and downright disgusting that they can get away with it.

Again, pirating is still illegal, and if you do do it, you are obviously acknowledging that fact, but really the people who create these lawsuits really live in a fantasy land. If it was possible to measure how much you uploaded (lets say the movie is 1 gb and that movie in a store cost 10$) and base the fine you have to pay off of that (you uploaded 10 GB, your fined 10$*10, fine = 100$) that would be completely understandable and legitimate, instead of the system they have now.

Anyway...
post #153 of 194
Buy movies = Walmart, Best buy
Go to movies = under 20 bucks, bring your own food, might grab some snacks.

Downloading movies is a most ignorant thing i seen people do.
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If a someone pirating the film has no intention to buy it regardless of if he enjoyed it or not, and would not have seen it if he did not pirate it means that him pirating it has no affect on money earned by the company of said pirated material is absurd, and downright disgusting that they can get away with it.
*nods*
post #155 of 194
Inb4thehurtlockerpun.

This makes me glad I stopped torrenting a few months ago when I got HDTV and a Zip.ca membership.
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No it was popular because gates didn't charge devs to make software for it. Unlike apple.
It wasn't the only platform like that.


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Really? REALLY? then you are kidding yourself.

Any person with half a brain about the net knows how yo get pirated software and i can say without a doubt the day Windows version whatever is cracked its on the net and will have millions of D/Ls these people arent getting it because they need it they are getting it because its easier to get it pirated for $0 then pay the $200 for it.
On the vast majority of systems Windows is pre-installed. No average person knows how to install an operating system let alone where to acquire it illegally.

It isn't popular at the current moment because of piracy, not at all, in fact it's a ridiculous statement really to suggest it. Why go through the trouble of pirating Windows when you have Linux, which you can simply download anywhere? Compatibility, that's the primary reason Windows is so relevant today. And obviously piracy wasn't a reason for it's initial popularity as you seem to have acknowledged yourself.
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post #157 of 194
The Hurt Locker was dire, typical Hollywood style over substance. Guess that's what the kids like these days! Bet they won't be paying me $2500 for wasting some of my life. I would take a refund on the DVD I bought though
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On the vast majority of systems Windows is pre-installed. No average person knows how to install an operating system let alone where to acquire it illegally.

It isn't popular at the current moment because of piracy, not at all, in fact it's a ridiculous statement really to suggest it. Why go through the trouble of pirating Windows when you have Linux, which you can simply download anywhere? Compatibility, that's the primary reason Windows is so relevant today. And obviously piracy wasn't a reason for it's initial popularity as you seem to have acknowledged yourself.
All im saying is that at the present - not the past

Sure Linux is a fantastic option, for those willing enough to learn it. Alot of people would rather stick to what they know. They know windows, they know windows is expensive - hence D/L it.

Microsoft Windows will always beable to be cracked and they will let it that way so they have market share. That simple and thats my whole point its popular because it can be pirated.

I dont think your seeing my point
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Hurt Locker was easily one of the best military movies ever made.
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The movie was good the first time through but the suspense is what made it good, the second time through you're bored out of your mind. Movie companies aren't going to see my money either way, I really don't even torrent anymore if it's not on netflix instant I just don't care enough to go find it.
Edited by Scrappy - 6/11/11 at 2:26am
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